Those who save habitually for retirement have higher incomes than those who don't have the savings habit—and their incomes are considerably higher than the global average of habitual savers, too.

Those are some of the findings contained in new research from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies in collaboration with the Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement.

The global study, titled "Inspiring a World of Habitual Savers: The Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey 2015," surveyed 16,000 workers across 15 countries around the world. Among other findings, the survey revealed that globally, those who are habitual savers do so on about $41,000 in annual earnings, while in the United States, habitual savers have an average annual income of $73,000.

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